Minnesota American Legion Baseball Resources:
2018 List of Sr. Legion Area Tournaments

NOTE: If "2016" (or earlier) is shown, sponsor has not yet provided updated info for posting. (Last year's info isn't listed yet, in order to provide interested teams with contact info and typical timing.). All information that is included is provided by the tournament sponsors. 
If you have questions or need additional details, please contact the person listed.

2017 6th Annual Rochester Firecracker 92

Rochester, MN (multiple fields)

June 30-July 2, 2017

Jay Fanta, 507-285-8449 or 507-280-4701, jfanta@rochsports.com

 

$425 entry fee. Sixteen teams (senior Legion), 4 pools of 4 teams. Four game guarantee. Pool play, followed by single-elimination bracket for pool winners and a single game for non-pool winners.  Two umpire/game.  Baseballs furnished, as well as a bucket of balls; each player receives tournament t-shirt.  For more information, contact Jay or visit the tournament

website: www.rochsports.org/legion

 

 

2017 West St. Paul Moose Country Challenge

West St. Paul, MN (Henry Sibley HS & St. Thomas Academy HS)

June 23-25, 2017

Mark Tessmer, 612-910-1018, mtessmer1467@comcast.net

 

$550 entry fee, plus 6 new baseballs.  NO gate fee for spectators; free admission for all.  Eight-team pool-play format. Four games guaranteed, weather-permitting, with 5th game possible. Trophies awarded. Contact Mark for more info -- or Mark Tessmer matthew.tessmer@delasalle.com.

 

 

2019 The Gopher Classic Tournament
July 12-16 2019 - 16 host sites

Tournament Contact - Jim Peck

see Website: http://gopherclassic.com

612-210-8462
jimepeck@aol.com

Championship round played at host city of Excelsior Poppitz Field in Victoria MN. 

The round of 16 sites will be Bloomington Gold, Eden Prairie, North St. Paul and Poppitz Field  (Victoria).

 

2017 Burnsville Snake Pit Classic

Burnsville, MN

June 23-25, 2017

Nate Schlieman, 952-649-7002, burnsvillecobras@gmail.com 

 

$450 entry fee, plus one new ball / game.  Twelve-team pool-play tournament.  Lighted fields (Alimagnet Park in Burnsville).  Four-game guarantee (weather-permitting), with possibility of 5.  No gate fee for spectators, full concession stand/restrooms. Contact Nate for more info.  Click here for entry flyer .

 

 

2017 Post 307 Invitational - SIOUX FALLS

Sioux Falls, SD

June 16-18, 2017

Lance Garbers, 605-201-7403, post307baseball@gmail.com 

 

$500 entry fee. Pool-play format, limited to 15 teams.  Four-game guarantee, weather-permitting.  Games played at Ronken Field (turf) on the Augustana College Campus, as well as at historic Renner Ball Park.  Additional contacts: Jack VanLeur, 605-940-1578; Dan Rausch, 605-310-7072.  Click here for entry flyer.

 

 

2018 Ely DQ Grill and Chill Legion Baseball Classic

Ely, MN

June 22-24, 2018

Tom Coombe, (218) 235-1025

tcoombe@aol.com

$300 entry fee, plus two balls per game; four games guaranteed (weather-permitting). Open to Senior Legion and/or VFW Teams.  Contact Tom for further info.

 

 

2017 Duluth Lakeview Classic

Duluth, MN / Superior, WI

June 23-25, 2017

Tyler Olin, 218-393-4305, tolin@css.edu

 

$450 entry fee, plus 2 game balls per game. 16-24 team tournament, at 5 sites (Duluth East, Wade Stadium, Hermantown, Superior, Cloquet).  Three games guaranteed, weather-permitting, with potential of up to 6 games.  Contact Tyler for further information / registration.

 

6th Annual Andyman Baseball Classic - 2019 

Where: Cologne, MN (Robt. G. Fritz Memorial Field + 2-3 other local fields)

When: June 28-30, 2019

John Hendal, 952-380-8064, jhendel405@gmail.com

$350 entry fee.  Twelve-team, pool-play tournament for 16-18 year-olds.  Three-game guarantee, weather permitting. Benefit event to raise funds for suicide prevention.  T-shirts for participants, plus lunch on Saturday; no gate fee for spectators. Contact John for more info.  Click here for entry flyer. 

 

 

2017 Rosemount Wood Bat Tournament

Rosemount (Irish Field)

June 16-18, 2017

Nick Elioff, 952-388-4608, njelioff@gmail.com

 

$425 entry fee.  Eight-team tournament, with three-game guarantee, weather-permitting.  No gate fee for spectators, full concessions.  Wood bats provided.  Played per Legion rules.  For more information, contact Nick Elioff, above.  Click here for entry flyer.

 

 

16th Annual BOLD Legion/Mudhen Tournament - 2018

Bird Island, MN

June 15-17, 2017

Joe Dollerschell, 320-523-2016 (h),
320-894-8181 (c), jdollerschell@mchsi.com, www.ballcharts.com/boldmudhens

$250 entry fee.  Eight teams, with consolation bracket. Three games guaranteed.  Concessions available. Contact Joe for further information and to register. See Flyer for more info

2017 Red Haddox Wood Bat Invitational

Bloomington, MN (Red Haddox Field)

June 16-18, 2017

John Ekholm, 612-290-0227 (c), rjekholm@comcast.net

 

$425 entry fee, pluss two balls per game.   Eight-team pool-play tourney; top 2 from each pool advance. Guarantee of 4 games (weather-permitting). Wood bats provided, plus multiple awards.  Red Haddox Field has a newly-constructed covered grandstand, concession building and restrooms. Click here for entry flyer.

47th Annual Princeton Tournament - 2017

Princeton, MN

July 14-16, 2017

Troy Kinney, 320-250-4214 (c), tkinney53@yahoo.com

 

Eight-team tournament with championship and consolation brackets.  One game per day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Held at beautiful, lighted Swede Solheim Veteran's Field in Princeton.  Full concessions available; indoor restrooms. Contact Troy to register or for more info.  (As of 1/27/17, there are a couple of openings remaining yet.)

 

2018 Gene Berg Classic Wood Bat Tournament

St. Louis Park, MN (Dakota Park/Keller Field)

June 15-17, 2018

Brian Kelly, 612-747-0011, briankellyslp@gmail.com

$425 entry fee, plus 6 new balls. Three-game guarantee, weather-permitting.  No gate fee for spectators. Contact Brian for more info and/or to register.  

2017 Detroit Lakes Water Carnival
Wood Bat Tournament

Detroit Lakes, MN (Washington Ball Pk)

July 14-16, 2017

Mitch McLeod, 218-280-7812 (c), mmcleod@detlakes.k12.mn.us

 

$225 entry fee, plus one dozen baseballs. Each team scheduled for 5 games. The Detroit Lakes Water Carnival coincides with the tourney, providing many other great activities and things of interest. Washington Ball Park is one block from the lake, which has a mile-long beach. Many lodging options available. Contact Mitch for entry / additional information.

 

2016 Big Lake Wood Bat Legion Tourney

Big Lake , MN

July 8, 2016 (single day)

 

Contact:

Robert Hoekstra, 763-300-3337, biglakebaseball@yahoo.com

 

$240 entry fee.  Wood bats provided (leave at field, when done.)  Two games (10 a.m. and 12:30); 4 teams.  Winners of 10 a.m. game play at 12:30; losers of 10 a.m. game also play at 12:30.  Contact Robert for entry or more information.  Link to entry form: https://goo.gl/RPQyN7 

 

Grand Forks Post 6: 26th Annual Robert Montgomery Memorial Legion Tournament

Where: Grand Forks, ND

 

When: June 16-18, 2017

Matt Palmiscno, 218-779-6034

grandforksbluesbaseball@gmail.com

 

Details: $400 entry fee. Class A/Junior Legion Division. Twelve/sixteen-team tournament. Three-game guarantee, weather-permitting. All games played at Kraft Memorial Field, which is turf and also the former home of the University of North Dakota. Please contact Matt for more info/entry.

2016 Land of the Loon Tourney

Where:

 

Virginia, MN (Stock Field)

June 16-18, 2016

Cory Santelli, 218-780-7674, 
ref-umpire1031@hotmail.com

 

$275 entry fee, plus 2 balls per game.  Eight-teams, three games guaranteed, weather-permitting, Winners and losers bracket.  Held during The Land of The Loon Weekend.  Saturday Night is Street dance, and Sat/Sun is the Land of The Loon Art and Craft show -- fun for parents and families.  Sponsored by Virginia Summer Baseball Club.

2017 St James Youth Baseball Tournament

Where: St. James, MN

When: June 30 - July 2, 2017

Tim Pinke, 507-327-3308

tapinkestj@gmail.com

$275 entry fee, plus three game balls.  Eight team straight bracket and all teams are guaranteed three games(weather permitted).

 

Please send entry fee to:

Tim Pinke

1102 12th Ave N,

St James, MN

56081

  

2018 Perham Summer Tournaments

Where: Perham, Minnesota

When: June 22-24, 2018

James Mulcahy, 218-298-4873, jmulch20@gmail.com

$350 Entry Fee, 3 Game guarantee, weather permitting,

see Flyer for more info

2019 Dacotah Bank Wood Bat Tournament

Morris, MN(Chizek Field)

Legion post 29

Jun 22-23, 2019

Kirby Sayles,(320)288-6264, ksayles@morris.k12.mn.us

$250 entry Fee, Guaranteed 3 games in 6 team tournament weather permitting;  2 game balls and wood bat provided. See Flyer for details

2017 Delano Stars & Stripes Tournament

Delano, MN (13th Annual)

July 1-4, 2017

Adam Jaunich 612-414-8018, adamjaunich@hotmail.com

 

$375 entry fee. Eight-team pool play tournament, with final-four format. Wood bat tournament (bats provided.) Three-games guaranteed, weather-permitting, with potential of up to 5.  Tournament is fixture of Delano 4th of July celebration and hundreds pack the stands. First-class facilities. Municipal Stadium in Central Park has received Midwest Field of the Year honors and was site of the 2016 Legion state tournament. Also see Delano 4th web site for info.

 

2017 - 45th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Invitational

Fargo, ND (Jack Williams Stadium) & Moorhead, MN (Matson Field)

June 29-July 1, 2017 (Thursday-Saturday)

Bryant Bergeson (Moorhead), 701-212-6339, Bbergeson@dgf.k12.mn.us; OR Jim Pettersen (Fargo),

701-866-8000, jpettersen@msn.com

 

$475 entry fee, plus one dozen new baseballs.  Five games guaranteed, weather-permitting. Twelve-team, 2-pool format, with games at Matson Field (Moorhead) and Jack Williams Stadium (Fargo.) Championship game at Jack Williams. Click here for tournament flyer.  Also, see Fargo Post 2 web site for add'l info on this and other Sr and Jr tournaments.

 

 

2017 - 11th Annual Joe Parmer Red River Diamond Classic

Fargo, ND (Jack Williams Stadium)

June 16-18, 2017

Jim Pettersen (Fargo), 701-866-8000, jpettersen@msn.com

 

$450 entry fee, plus one dozen baseball.  Eight-team tournament, round-robin format to determine champion, played at famed Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo, site of three prior Legion World Series.  Five games guaranteed, weather-permitting.  Click here for entry flyer. Also, see Fargo Post 2 web site for add'l info on this and other Sr and Jr tournaments.

2017 Bob Cene Memorial 18U Wood Bat Tournament

Struthers, Ohio (Bob Cene Park)

June 22-25, 2017

Ken Quinn, 330-719-0581,

kenneth_qnn@yahoo.com

$700 entry fee. Twenty-two teams tournament with a 4-game guarantee,weather-permitting. Click here for Tournament Flyer and Tournament Website and Rules

2017 - 5th Annual Jack Williams Shootout

Fargo, ND (Jack Williams Stadium)

June 23-25, 2017

Jim Pettersen (Fargo), 701-866-8000, jpettersen@msn.com

$450 entry fee, plus one dozen baseball.  Eight-team tournament, round-robin format to determine champion, played at famed Jack Williams Stadium in Fargo, site of three prior Legion World Series.  Five games guaranteed, weather-permitting.  Click here for entry flyer. Also, see Fargo Post 2 web site for add'l info on this and other Sr and Jr tournaments.

 

 

2017 Sir G's Ely Midsummer Legion Baseball Classic

Veterans Memorial Field, Ely; Legion Field, Soudan

July 7-9, 2017

 

Tom Coombe, (218) 235-1025, tcoombe@aol.com

$300 entry fee, plus two balls per game.  Twelve-team format; 3 pools of 4 teams. Four games guaranteed (weather-permitting), with two teams playing 5 games. Semi-final and championship round on Sunday, with all remaining teams playing one more game.  Contact Tom for info / registration.

 

 

3rd Annual Richfield Karnas Klassic Tournament - 2017

Richfield, MN (Spartan Field)

July 7-9, 2017

Kyle Nutting, 612-618-7419, kdnutting@gmail.com

 

$450 entry fee, plus one new ball per game. Held at newly-renovated Spartan Field at Richfield HS. Eight-team bracketed tourney, with 3-game guarantee, weather permitting. Lighted field, 2 umps/game, no gate fee for spectators, full concessions. Contact Kyle for  info or see www.richfieldbaseballinc.org.

 

 

2017 - 11th Annual Mulvihill Invitational

Mankato, MN

June 24-26, 2016

Paul Allan, 507-381-7503, paul.allan@mnsu.edu

 

$350 entry fee, plus 2 balls each game.  Eight-team pool-play, with 4 games guaranteed, weather-permitting.  Games played on immaculate fields at Franklin Rogers Park and Wolverton Field (Mankato East HS). Three umps for championship and 3rd-place games. Click here for entry flyer.

 

2019 Marshall Mid-Summer Wood Bat Classic - 19th Annual Marshall, MN (Marshall & Milroy)

June 21-23, 2019

Chace Pollack, 507-401-1194, chace.pollock@marshall.k12.mn.us 

 

$400 entry fee (covers umpire fees and baseballs). Eight-team pool-play tournament -- 2 pools of 4 teams, with cross-over bracket for final games on Sunday.  Games played at both Legion Field in Marshall and Milroy's Irish Yard; Four-game guarantee, weather-permitting.  Click here for entry flyer.

 

 

2018 New Ulm Upper Midwest Classic

New Ulm, MN

July 5th - July 8, 2018

Kevin Fischer, 507-276-0877 (c),
507-233-6090 (w); kevin.datrucklines@newulmtel.net

 

$475 entry fee. 4 games guaranteed weather permitting.  Beautiful Johnson Park in central New Ulm is the primary field; additional fields include Mueller Park, Essig, and Searles Park.  Contact Kevin for more info / registration. 

2019 Superior WI Legion Baseball Tournament
(has both Senior and Junior team Divisions)

Superior, WI

July 5-7, 2019

Terry Reinkall, 612-991-2928, terry.reinkall@gmail.com

$325 entry fee + 2 new balls per game. Jointly hosted by Superior Blues (Jr) and Superior Reds (Sr) Legion teams.  8 - 12 teams, pool play; 3 game guarantee, weather-permitting.  Divisions for 16U/17U Junior legion/VFW teams and 19U Senior Legion teams.  Played at SYO Hayes Court Complex and at NBC Spartan Sports Complex (Superior HS). Click here for Flyer

 

2017 Alexandria Tournament

Alexandria, MN

June 23-25, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)

Jake Munsch, 651-332-0723 jmunsch@alexandria.k12.mn.us

 

$385 entry fee, plus 2 balls per game.  16-teams (four 4-team pools). Four games guaranteed, weather-permitting; possibility of 6 games. The top two teams in each pool advance; bottom two teams in each pool play one exhibition game following pool play.  Fan-friendly and festive atmosphere in MN Lakes country; scenic views of Lake Winona from beautiful Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark.  Contact Jake for more info/registration.

 

 

2017 Viroqua WI Tournament

Viroqua, WI (near LaCrosse)

June 22-25, 2017

Pete Swanson, 608-778-0863, pederswanson@gmail.com 

 

$350 entry fee.  Eight-team tournament, with 4 games guaranteed, weather permitting.  All-tournament team selected. Viroqua is in the beautiful LaCrosse area.  Contact Pete Swanson to enter and/or for further information.

 

 

2018 Eagan Legion Invitational

Eagan, MN (multiple fields, incl. Eagan HS)

June 8-10, 2018

Soren Agard, 612-749-0832, sagard123@gmail.com 

 

Primarily for 2nd-tier Senior Legion teams, but will consider all teams.  $500 entry fee, plus two new balls each game.  4-12 teams; pool-play at multiple sites in Eagan, including Eagan HS (home of the Green Monster). Three-game guarantee, but depends upon # of teams.  Tournament follows all Legion rules.  Contact Soren for more info.  Click here for entry flyer / info on Eagan Baseball web site.

 

2016 Austin Post 91 Tournament

Austin, MN

June 17-19, 2016

 

Bob Stratton, 507-219-1586

robertastratton@hotmail.com

 

Approximately $225 (depending upon umpire costs).  Round-robin, weekend series.  Five or six teams, with four games anticipated, weather-permitting.  Attempts will be made to schedule each team's games on only two days.  Contact Bob Stratton for additional information and tournament entry. 

 

2019 - 44th Annual Grand Rapids Invitational 

Where: Grand Rapids, MN  

When: June 21-23, 2019 

Bill Kinnunen, 218-259-5711, bkinnunen@isd318.org

Details: $400 entry fee, plus 2 balls per game. 

Ten team pool-play format on two of the top diamonds in beautiful northern Minnesota. 

Four-game guarantee, weather permitting. 

Two top teams from each pool advance to play on Sunday. Contact Bill for more info / to enter.

 

18th Annual Apple Valley Firecracker Classic

Tier 1A Legion

Legion Park@apple Valley, MN

June 22-24, 2018

Brady Sweitzer, 651-308-2595, Sweitz24@frontiernet.net

$475 entry fee, plus 2 new balls per game.  Three game guarantee, weather permitting.  See Link for more Info.

2018 Camping World Firecracker Classic

Where: Rapid City,  South Dakota

When June 28 - July 4, 2018

Paul G Pool , Paul.Pool@k12.sd.us

Info: www.post22baseball.com/firecracker

2018 St. Cloud Chutes Legion Tournament

Where: St. CLoud, Minnesota

   St. Cloud MAC's Putz and Faber Fields

When: June 20-24, 2018

$475 Entry Fee, with a minimum 4 games guaranteed, weather permitting.  Click here to see more Info

2018 Python Tournament

Where: Alimagnet Fields, Burnsville, MN

When : June 2-3 2018

Michael Holmquist,612-598-5173, Holmer77@comcast.net

See Flyer for Info

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